Published Feb 25. 2017 - 7 years ago
Updated or edited Apr 6. 2017

Pink Anguish

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A simple scud/shrimp pattern for Baltic sea trout. A variation of the Brown Twinkle Nymph by the same originator. The original had no rib, but was tied with Kevlar thread for strength, and also includes a layer of lead substitute wire on the hook. The weight can be added if you want the fly to sink faster.

Jens Jørgen Plougmann
Pattern type: 
Cold saltwater fly
Skill level/difficulty: 
  1. Tie in the flash at the hook bend, short to the rear, long to the front
  2. Bend back the long part and tie down. This will become the back of the fly.
  3. Tie in rib.
  4. Take the thread forward to behind the hook eye.
  5. Tie in the chenille.
  6. Cover the chenille with thread to the hook bend and back to behind the eye.
  7. Wrap the chenille in touching turns to behind the hook eye.
  8. Tie down and trim. Leave a little space for a head.
  9. Tie in the hackle, butt first, shiny side forward.
  10. Wrap the hackle in 4-5 turns to the hook bend.
  11. Fold the long flash straws forward to catch the hackle and form a back.
  12. Tie down the flash and trim.
  13. Wrap the rib in 4-5 turns to secure the hackle.
  14. Tie down and trim butt.
  15. Form a small head, whip finish and cut thread.
  16. Brush the hackle fibers downward using a Velcro brush.
  17. Trim stray hackle fibers.
  18. Varnish head.
Kamasan B170 size 6
Pink 8/0
6-12 straws of clear Twinkle flash
Pink velour chenille
thin, oval silver tinsel
Pink rooster
Varnished thread
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